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Siege of Tharbad
 

after nearly 4 years since I start to thinking about this project and 2 years of building , I am finaly in the end. This creation is a part of castle commpetition on  www.kostky.org (local czech and slovak LEGO fan forum)

So, let me introduce my largest MOC - city of Tharbad.

 Fans of LOTR know this city probably... and because I am a big fan of LOTR and also of Castle, I decided to make my own small fiction to LOTR world and put this fiction in timeline between events from Hobbit and war of the ring.

Tharbad was founded by Numenor colonists in 2nd age. After fall of Numenor   it becomes part of Northen kingdom of men - Arnor.  When Arnor broke  in 861 TA , tharbad belongs to Cardolan.  In 1409 TA, Witchking of angmar  destroy Cardolan, but Tharbad survive. In tolkiens books, tharbad was destroyd by Great flood in 2912 TA. In my fiction Tharbad after fall of kingdom of arnor in 1974 TA still exists as independent city state and great flood in 2912 TA destroy only eastern part of the city.
I decide to take my fiction to year 3008 TA when armies of Sauron from Mount Gundabad  start siege of city of Tharbad as a last kingdom of men from numenor on the West of misty mountains.
To help for besieged city of tharbad come elves from lindon, gondor and also rohan (all armies i have in my collection).
Army of orcs was defeated and that was the reason why sauron was not abble to open western front in war of the ring 10 years later after events of my fiction.

more pictures here :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/91849803@N02/albums/72157706346200871

 

 

33653237618_190f6d7918_h.jpg1 by richchie, on Flickr

33653236858_c306f8de6f_h.jpg3 by richchie, on Flickr

47477149162_6176de248f_h.jpg9 by richchie, on Flickr

47477148292_1eb0a5c0ee_h.jpg12 by richchie, on Flickr

40563962103_d9ec9487ba_h.jpg15 by richchie, on Flickr

40563966583_6ba2329f1d_h.jpg17 by richchie, on Flickr

 

and some pictures from castle :

40563966343_348a55c5d9_h.jpg18 by richchie, on Flickr

40563966103_ff1f899c20_h.jpg19 by richchie, on Flickr

18 by richchie, on Flickr

40563964783_09dc5e773c_h.jpg24 by richchie, on Flickr

40563964503_92037916bc_h.jpg25 by richchie, on Flickr

40563963333_5a0e173f2e_h.jpg27 by richchie, on Flickr

40563964273_5a647e43fb_h.jpg26 by richchie, on Flickr

 

47477147602_912f63e73b_h.jpg14 by richchie, on Flickr

 

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Great Moc.  Castle is really nice, I like the vines on the walls.  I also like the rockwork around the castle.  The fountain and horse stable are a nice touch.  The houses all look good with the different colors.  I really like the stone barn for the cows and pigs.  The landscaping is good, my only criticism is all the 1x2 tan plates seem a little out off place maybe some more tan plates of different sizes to fill in would look better.  The snot river looks good.  The wall is built well.  Those are some nice armies you have also.  

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many thanks for all comments, I am really happy that you like my creation :-)  About that dark tan plates... I want in future put more plates and tiles  of different colours to the ground to village, but right now I do not have them so first i have to order them on bricklink.

Tristram ask about location of the city... Barrow downs are hills east of the shire and there is located small trade city of Bree. Tharbad is located  to the south, on borders between Minhiriath an Enedwaith, on river Gwathló (or Greyflood).  In the times when Arnor exists, was Tharbad immportant trade city situated on the trading route between Arnor and gondor.

and if anybody wants, here is link to full size map of middleearth :

http://soileiragusgonta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/full-size-map-of-middle-earth-12-download-large-major-tourist-attractions-maps.jpg

and about armies I have.... In this creation , there are around 220 Orcs and to fight them , there are on city walls around 60 deffenders, In this creation are also around 30 civilians, so total nummber of minifigs used in the creation is more than 300 :-)

 

 

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That is a nice landscape. :thumbup::classic:

I really like your Castle and the wall.

The village has a dynamic setup, well done.

About the Dark tan plates, I think if Dark Tan would be on the same level as reddish brown, that it would have a totally different look.

 

 

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The castle looks very good in terms of what the castle should really have. Do you have more pictures from the point of view of the attackers?

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23 hours ago, Witold said:

The castle looks very good in terms of what the castle should really have. Do you have more pictures from the point of view of the attackers?

all pictures what I have right now are on flick , maybe in future I will make more and put them on Flickr too

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vines are very important to morale of the deffenders on the wall :-)

By the way... right now I am repairing the attacking army and making some changes, I was not satisfied with those wargs attacking the city walls, so I decide to replace them by more infantry, I save only few wargs riders as scouts... when I will finish the army I will put here new pictures

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